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Smoke mapping technology could change face of firefighting

As climate change increases the risk of bush and other large fires, Crown research institute Scion, is developing new ways to predict how a fire will spread and its impact on nearby communities.

They have been working alongside organisations at the coal-face of large-scale firefighting including Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

The research could even debunk firefighting science that's been widely accepted for decades.

The Pigeon Valley Fire earlier this year was the perfect testing ground for new smoke mapping technology from Scion.

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